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7-59.

Lynne took a taxicab from her office to the airport. She had to pay

How much would she need to pay to go a distance of

miles? How much to travel miles? If each mile costs

, miles would cost . plus the flat fee of .

How much wouldmiles cost? miles : $11

miles: Her total cost was

. Represent the cost of her trip with an equation. How far did she travel? Show your work. If we let a variable represent the miles traveled, we can create an expression to represent the cost for her transportation.

Since each mile costs

, this can be represented as .

Because she had to also pay a flat fee, this can be represented as a constant,.

How many miles did she travel?